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Hail, heretics. I've recently become very frustrated trying to put together a drop pod using the Citadel Plastic Glue - Thin . I don't know if it's because of the hot summer weather and humidity, or if the glue itself is at fault or what. So my question to you fine folks is this: what plastic glue/cement would you recommend instead? Please bear in mind that I am located in Taiwan, so have relatively easy access to most Japanese brands, but probably not to American/European brands. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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I've never had any issues with the GW glue, what is the problem you are having with it? Is it just not sticking? Try looking for polycement on amazon, its like plastic glue on steroids as it effectively melts the plastic at the join to fuse the two parts together, be careful not to get it on other bits of the model and make sure its fully dry before cleaning up excess around the joint.

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I use Humbrol, but hardly ever do. I use Loctite Super Glue gel for most jobs.

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@falcoso : Most recently it's been issues with my first drop pod. I had originally painted the parts separately then glued them together with a brush-on superglue. That weakened recently and I was able to pull pretty much the entire dang thing apart. I scraped off the paint from the place where the pieces join in the hopes of plastic-gluing them together, but the Citadel glue has failed me (multiple times). Right now it just seems to leave a coat of shininess on the plastic without actually doing anything to it. Pic below:
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I use the Loctite super glue gel control. It is a thicker gel type that holds really well. Where I live it is extremely hot 9 months out of the year. The humidity might be more of a problem. You could if still having problems use PVC glue that is used to glue plastic pipes together so that will be resistant to humidity.


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I use the Loctite super glue gel control.
^This. Its good stuff to use and works well. It works wonders with metal models as well.

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Always best to file off any paint or dried glue on the parts that you are trying to stikc together, especially when using plastc glue, as it binds to the plastic not the paint

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Lockite, I've pretty much given up on GW, Lockite has been rocking solid for about a year, got fed up trying to reglue my Exorcist's Pipe Organ when it collapsed and my god Lockite works, works well and fast too.

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I hardly ever use plastic glue. As @falcoso mentioned it works by partially melting the plastic on both sides of a join and then fusing into a single piece of plastic. When I do this type of gluing I have a tube of Testors plastic cement which works well. But boy is it stinky! Use in a well ventilated area.

As for super glue I use gorilla brand superglue. Very effective.

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